Designwerk Technologies, based in Winterthur, Switzerland, has developed a new DC fast charging station for commercial EVs that’s packaged in a container format. After a year of development, the company has now presented the new charger to some 80 industry experts.
Designwerk’s Mega Charger is a battery-buffered charging station with two CCS charging points, each with maximum power output of 420 kW. The container-sized charging station is equipped with batteries with a capacity of up to 2 MWh, in order to avoid burdening the power grid at peak demand times. The company says sales have already begun.
The technology on which the Mega Charger is based originates from an ongoing demonstration project that aims to build a charging station with a charging capacity of 1.05 megawatts per charging point, based on the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) standard.
There are currently no vehicles supporting the MCS standard on Swiss roads. According to Designwerk, Switzerland’s first megawatt charging station is scheduled to go into operation at Galliker Transport in 2024.
“With its battery-buffered Mega Charger stations, Designwerk has impressively demonstrated where our industry is heading in terms of electromobility,” said Andreas Burgener, Director of auto-schweiz, an association of automobile importers. “I think it makes sense to design charging stations to be scalable and to take standards such as the MCS into account. The demonstration system at Galliker Transport will show what a megawatt charging station for heavy commercial vehicles could look like one day.”
Source: Designwerk Technologies